Four teams from the New Albany Gazette coverage area have made the MHSAA volleyball playoffs that are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 12.
New Albany, Ingomar, Myrtle and East Union will be continuing their game into the postseason.
New Albany wins fifth straight division crown
New Albany won the division with a 3-1 victory over Tishomingo County and they will host Region 3-4A runner-up Senatobia on October 12. The winner will face the Kosciuscko/Caledonia winner on Thursday, October 14.
New Albany lost in the second round in 2020 and the 2019 squad lost in the state championship to Vancleave.
East Union and Myrtle in 2A
East Union was the runner-up in Division 1-2A and will travel to Riverside for their playoff opener. Riverside won the 3-2A title. The winner would move on to face the winner of Walnut/East Webster in the second round.
This is the first-ever playoff appearance by the Lady Urchins in volleyball.
Myrtle was the runner-up in Division 2-2A and the Hawks will travel to Choctaw County for their first round matchup. The winner of this match would likely face a powerful Belmont Cardinal team in the second round. Belmont hosts LeFlore County in the first round.
Myrtle was eliminated from the 1A playoff last season by Ingomar in the first round.
Ingomar wins 1A division title
The Ingomar Falcons won a second consecutive division title and will host the runner-up in 3-1A, McEvans. Should Ingomar win the opening round, they would face the winner of Hamilton/Falkner in the second round.
Ingomar made it to the north championship in 2020 before losing to Hickory Flat.
All second round matches would be on Thursday, October 14.
Third round matches will be on Tuesday, October 19 and state championship matches would follow on Saturday, October 23.
Clinton High School will host the 1A, 3A, 5A championships and the 1A state championship is scheduled for noon.
Ridgeland High School will host 2A, 4A, 6A and the 2A championship is set for noon while the 4A championship is slated for 3:00 p.m.